POLICE officers in the Scottish Borders have been engaging with youngsters in the local community.

Last week some S6 pupils from Hawick High School visited the town’s police station where School Link Officer PC Ula Trochimiak enjoyed showing them around and answering questions about the different roles local officers carry out.

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Fellow School Link Officer PC Ryan Stewart also went to Selkirk High School for a question and answer session with students working towards their Nat 5 Law qualification.

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And he was really impressed with the questions the students had prepared and thoroughly enjoyed his afternoon working with them.

PC's Trochimiak and Mortimer also attended Newcastleton's No 8 Youth Club, where they enjoyed catching up with the youngsters. And they let them try on their uniforms and equipment.

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In addition officers from the Community Action Team attended the Yarrow and Ettrick agriculture show to engage with members of the public and provide advice about the prevention of rural crime.

Officers also attended the Kelso Ram sales at the Border Union show ground in Springwood, Kelso today to provide farm safety advice.

This Sunday Eyemouth officers, PC's MacLeod and Jacobs are supporting the Eyemouth Primary Playing Field Junior Parkrun which is a free, fun and friendly weekly 2k event for 4 to 14 year olds, held every Sunday at 9.30 am.